Category Archive for 'Reading'

The power in messiness – Brian Eno and Oblique Strategies

Monday, February 20th, 2017

A big collection of quotes on Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies card deck, and how it transformed David Bowie’s creation process, including that of his musicians, when creating the Berlin trilogy of albums. Everybody needs some mess in their lives.

Review: Siri Hustvedt – “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind”

Friday, February 17th, 2017

My review: I give this anthology of essays 3/5.

People getting kidnapped (via Loretta Napoleoni)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

This is a collection of quotes that clearly display the folly of reasoning where some people are concerned: if you don’t research anything before going to a geographic area where you’re prone to get kidnapped, or if you think you’re Jason Bourne (which actually happened here, read up!), I mean, dear god…

Review: Matthew Desmond – “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

This book is one of the best non-fiction books of 2016 that I’ve read. I give it 4/5.

From “The Daily Show book”, Stewart’s pose and a piece of Colbert’s brilliance

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

I’m currently reading “The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests” which has recently been released. It’s interesting. I’ve so far read a tenth of it, and it’s got some really interesting bits on the formation of the show, under Jon Stewart. LIZZ WINSTEAD: Instead […]